Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup Album and Gamification

As you probably guessed, this post is about the lightbulb moments of gamification I had while collecting the stickers for the album of the football (soccer) World Cup. Yes, I did collect it and, even better, just completed it recently (more on that here or at the bottom of this post). What is this album collecting thing you might ask? Glad you did because here I’ll briefly introduce what it’s about, Continue Reading →

Ep 032 with Pete Jenkins and the 7 step gamification process

Listen to this episode on your phone! Pete Jenkins is an international speaker, adviser and trainer in Gamification. Pete took the number one spot on the “Gamification Gurus Power 100” in February 2016. Pete founded his company GAMIFICATION+ LTD and has since advised and trained companies of all sizes, both in the UK and internationally, on the use of gamification. He is also Chair of GamFed (the International Gamification Confederation), Continue Reading →

Ep 031 Michael Sutton talks about the use of gamification even when it didn’t exist

Listen to this episode on your phone! Michael has built his reputation as a Game-Based Learning Innovator, Architect, and Edupreneur. His current applied research and consulting focuses upon architecting and delivering immersive environments using serious games, workshops, and simulations. The initiatives leverage earning experiences by transforming key performance and quality indicators into increased learner satisfaction and institutional effectiveness. He has established an exceptional record of success in educational program delivery, Continue Reading →

Ep 030 Understanding your objectives and players in gamification with Andrzej Marczewski

Listen to this episode on your phone! Andrzej Marczweski is a Gamification Solution Designer and Consultant at Motivait. He is a recognized expert in gamification, especially on the topic of gamification mechanics and user types. In 2015 he published Even Ninja Monkeys Like to Play. In his spare time, Andrzej enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar and video games. Depending on how far we want to go into Continue Reading →

Ep 029 Candis Best and her Game Design for Student Success (GDSS)

Listen to this episode on your phone! Candis Best is the Founder and CEO of Learningateway. Her career in higher education began as an adjunct professor. She has worked as a consultant, faculty member and subject matter expert for higher education institutions, companies and community-based organizations. Along the way, she added two masters degrees (business and psychology) and a doctorate in social welfare and policy development. Candis’ vision for Learningateway is Continue Reading →

Ep 028 Jonathan Peters talks about how to avoid self-hugging in gamification

Listen to this episode on your phone! Have you ever had an unresponsive or disconnected learner? Could you use great ideas to engage your audience? Are you ready to apply gamification to your programs? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are in the right place! Dr. Jonathan Peters has spent the last two decades studying why people do what they do, why they make the Continue Reading →

Ep 027 Amy Jo Kim shows the importance of finding the fun as a game designer

Listen to this episode on your phone! With a background in neuroscience, computer science, and psychology, Amy Jo Kim is part game designer, part web community architect. Her design credits include Rock Band, The Sims, Ultima Online, eBay, family.com, nytimes.com, indiegogo.com. and numerous startups. She’s well known for her 2000 book, Community Building on the Web, and her work applying game design to Web and mobile services. Kim holds a Continue Reading →

Ep 026 David Mullich 3 decades of game design experience now for gamification

 Listen to this episode on your phone! David Mullich has been designing entertainment and educational products for such companies as Activision, Age of Learning, Disney, Edu-Ware Services, Encyclopedia Britannica, Mattel, and the Spin Master toy company for over three decades. In recent years, he has focused on applying game design techniques to academia and business. David has served as an industry mentor at the USC GamePipe Lab, co-created the Continue Reading →

Ep 025 Karl Kapp and how gamification includes involving students in your job

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Karl is the assistant director and a faculty member at Bloomsburg University’s Institute for Interactive Technologies (IIT), where he teaches courses like Managing Multimedia Projects, Applying Theories of Learning for Interactive Technologies, E-Learning Concepts and Techniques and Learning in 3D. He believes teaching/education/learning is an interactive exchange between students and the instructor that can take place both within and outside of the classroom or online environment. Continue Reading →

Ep 024 Dr. Zac Fitz-Walter, deep into mobile gamification apps

Listen to this episode on your phone! Dr. Zac Fitz-Walter is a gamification designer who uses game design techniques and principles to help make tasks more engaging and motivating. He’s applied gamification to many different areas including training, education, health, wellbeing, business and HR. Zac leveled up his education in 2015 with a Ph.D. in designing effective gamification for mobile applications. He has taught a range of university subjects over Continue Reading →